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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/20/1981 20:00 (Entered as : 11/20/1981 20:00)
Reported: 1/28/2007 5:34:52 PM 17:34
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Shape: Oval
Duration:5 minutes
Large craft hovering within 75 feet of us, emitted glowing ball before taking off at amazing speed!

A friend and I were walking home on a new street built through a dark field between two new subdivisions. The stars were very visible, so we were looking at them when we noticed a brighter one, very visible, that seemed to be moving in a linear fashion. It could have been something very normal, but as we watched, a smaller light seemed to emerge from the brighter light, flying straight down from it, then turning at a right angle to continue flying. We thought this was pretty strange, but what happened next still frightens me! My friend yelled at me to turn and look behind us. We couldn’t believe it, but there was some sort of flat-bottomed craft hovering maybe 30 feet or so above a telephone pole that was about 50 feet away from us! I remember that it was hovering at just about double the height of the pole. It was so close that we felt that it must be observing us, since we were the only people out in the deserted field at this hour. We ducked into the low underbrush beside the street for cover and continued to watch.

It surprised me that it was not brightly lit, although it seemed that some sort of soft light might have been coming from the top of the craft, because I could make out the outline of the craft in the dark sky. It seemed to be a little more that 25 to 30 feet in diameter, which was easy to estimate, given its proximity to both of us and also to the telephone pole. It had a somewhat oval shape, not quite round. The lights from our subdivision illuminated the bottom of the craft well enough for me to just make out some sort of protruding cube-like structures on the bottom of the craft, and possibly something that looked like ductwork.

Later, I realized that the texture of the bottom resembled the flat top of an apartment building, turned upside down. It hovered for quite some time, and it did have a sort of windy, whistling hum to it, but no engine sounds.

We really felt threatened, or at least observed, and continued to hide and decide what we should do, feeling quite panicky. We were frantically taking notes together, blurting out the things that we noticed, confirming that it was really happening. Finally, the craft started slowly moving at the same low altitude to the east, toward the subdivision where we both lived. We then felt brave enough to stand up, out of the brush, and follow it on foot, since it seemed to be departing. We followed for a few seconds, then suddenly it zoomed off at incredible speed, disappearing to the east. All of this with no increased noise.

My friend told me to look to our right just as it left, and we both saw a glowing greenish ball of light, electrical looking, float gently to the ground and disappear just a few feet away from us.

I understand why people would be skeptical about many of the sightings reported, but obviously, they have never seen this type of craft at such close range. It did not behave in any fashion according to the technology that we had in 1981, or even still. And the other craft, further out in the night sky, were also unexplainable. And then there’s that glowing ball of light.

We were both very intelligent honor roll students in the 10th grade at the time, and very credible people who just happened to be in the right (or wrong) place at the right time.


((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))